Monthly Meeting – JUNE 3, 2023

Garden Club Field Trip! Tour Broccoli Gardens in Amenia, New York

Followed by Lunch at French Restaurant ‘Les Baux’ In Millbrook,

‘Visitors to Broccoli Hall describe this English-style cottage garden
as “incredible,” “inspirational,” “magical”-and they come back again
and again. Starting in 1985 with 1.5 acres of bare earth, Maxine
Paetro collaborated with horticulturist Tim Steinhoff to create a
series of enchanting garden rooms. Broccoli Hall offers an apple
tunnel; a brick courtyard; a lavish display of spring bulbs blooming
with crabapples in May; an extensive border of irises, peonies, and
old shrub roses flowering in June; a tree house with long views; and
a secret woodland garden with a teddy bears’ picnic. We have
some whimsical rustic carvings by woodsman/artisan Hoppy Quick:
new bears, new stairs, new chairs, and some exceptionally
charming bird feeders. Photos and magazine stories about Broccoli
Hall can be viewed at In 2010, Broccoli
Hall was expanded to five acres, and two new mud ponds were